"Impress Your Guests" Garlic Chicken Stir - Fry

Shanelle Long

By
@ChickenQueen

This is a Very Impressive yet Easy dish to create for Family & friends! Rich garlic flavor, moist Lean chicken and crisp veggies combine to create not only a Visually Appealing dish, but the Flavors rival Any Take out I've ever had...and without all the grease! Definitely the recipe to create when having the "Jones's" over for dinner ;)


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Serves:

4-6 people

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR STIR-FRY:

5 clove
fresh garlic (minced)
4-5 large
boneless/skinless chicken breasts (or 1 per person)
2 Tbsp
cooking oil
2 small
bunches of green onions (whole stalk)
1 medium
red onion (cut into small wedges)
2 c
fresh or frozen snow pea pods or sugar snap peas
2 c
fresh or frozen broccoli florets
1 c
water chestnuts
1 tsp
onion powder or fresh grated (fresh works best!)
1 tsp
salt and pepper (to taste)

INGREDIENTS FOR SAUCE:

1 Tbsp
sesame seed oil
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 tsp
oyster sauce
1 pinch
fresh ginger ( about 1 scrape on a microplane)
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
chicken stock (cold)
1 pinch
red pepper flakes (optional if you dont want the heat)
1 tsp
cornstarch

RICE:

2 c
white jasmine rice (uncooked)
2 Tbsp
butter/margerine
1/2 tsp
salt
1 pkg
swansons flavor boost

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Begin by Prepping veggies. Cut onions into wedges, chop bottoms (white part/discard the roots) of green onions, cut stems (green part) into 3 in strips, drain water chestnuts, mince garlic (set aside seperate), clean broccoli & snow peas (if using frozen, take out and allow to thaw). Put to the side.
2
Now Prep Sauce... in med size bowl, combine chicken stock (COLD), oyster sauce, soy sauce, grated ginger (Just a TINY pinch worth, it's STRONG!lol), sesame oil, cornstarch,& pinch of red pepper (optional) Mix well & set aside.
3
Now prep the chicken, on a clean cutting board (to reduce contamination with raw veggies) slide chicken breasts with a SHARP knife, against the "grain" into Very thin slices about 2 in long. *Great Tip*: Partially freeze chicken to make cutting thin slices MUCH easier ;)
4
Heat Wok or Large frying pan on Med/High heat. Add the 1 Tblsp of COOKING oil, then add your garlic and sautee for about 30 seconds (dont scorch or overcook the garlic or it will become Bitter!) Add your fresh chicken and sprinkle with onion powder salt & pepper. Continue Sauteeing till cooked through and a little golden. This is a good time to start your rice...in a seperate pan, start boiling your water, add salt & butter and Prepare rice according to pkg directions for 2 cups dry rice.
5
Now remove the chiken from the pan and put aside, add 1 tbsp Cooking oil to the pan and add red onions, broccoli, green onions, waterchestnuts & Snow peas. Sautee over med/high heat till tender-crisp. Add chicken back to pan and gently toss to combine. Now add sauce mixture and stir, sauce will thicken, add small amounts of stock as needed for desired consistency (*Add the "Flavor Boost" packet a little at a time, it's VERY strong, but adds Great flavor! A Little goes a Long way*)
6
You can use Any white rice, but for an outstanding dish, I recommend Jasmine Rice for it's sweet flavor and Fragrant aroma :) After rice finishes steaming, fill serving bowl with hot rice and pour stir-fry over the top..salt & pepper & even add fried wonton skins if you like...Now Enjoy this Delicious dish AND the "Oooohs & Awwws" from your guests!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy